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Conflict Incident Report

IS Militant Using 'British Phone Number' Held in Lebanon

Date of incident: 
January 12, 2016
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Syrian Civilians/Refugees
General Security

A Syrian Islamic State militant has been arrested in Lebanon at the hands of the General Directorate of State Security, state-run National News Agency reported on Tuesday.
“State Security's Mount Lebanon department has arrested the Syrian O. H. on charges of belonging to the IS group,” NNA said.
The man used a “fake ID” to move from a Lebanese area to another after entering the country illegally, the agency added.
The militant was also “communicating with the group's emir in (Syria's) Raqa through a British phone number that he had been provided with,” NNA said.

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Border conflicts (Israeli border)
Violations, disputes and/or conflicts instigated by Israeli intrusions on Lebanese national territories, airspace, and territorial waters. While there currently is no Israeli military occupation on Lebanese soil, these events are classified as violations of Lebanese sovereignty and are indicative of the continuous tensions between Lebanon and Israel.